DMSN 2010
7th International Workshop on Data Management for Sensor Networks
To be held in conjunction with VLDB 2010
September 13, 2010, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore 

Call for Papers (.txt)
Topics of Interest
Paper Submission
Workshop Program (.txt)

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Workshop Aim

The scope of the workshop includes all important aspects of sensor data management, including data acquisition, processing, and storage in remote    
wireless networks; the handling of uncertain sensor data; and the management of heterogeneous and sometimes sensitive sensor data in databases. The    
resource-constrained, lossy, noisy, distributed, and remote nature of wireless sensor networks implies that traditional database techniques often cannot    
be applied without significant retooling. Challenges associated with acquiring, processing, and archiving large-scale, heterogeneous sets of live sensor    
data also call for novel data management techniques. The inherently incomplete and noisy nature of sensor data further calls for techniques for data    
cleaning, inference, and approximation. Finally, in many applications, the collecting of sensor data raises important privacy and security concerns that    
require new protection and anonymization techniques.

Topics of interest

We solicit papers that address important aspects of sensor data management. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

- database languages for sensor tasking

- distributed sensor data storage and indexing

- data replication and consistency in noisy and lossy sensor networks

- energy-efficient data acquisition and dissemination

- in-network query processing

- networking support for data processing

- model-based sensor data processing

- query optimization and deployment planning in sensor networks

- managing loss, noise, and ambiguity in sensor data streams and sensor databases

- integration of live and stored sensor data

- challenges and techniques for new types of sensor data: e.g., RFID, images and

  videos, data from scientific and medical instruments

- integration of sensor data of different modalities and from different sources

- personal, ubiquitous applications of sensor-based infrastructures

- techniques for secure sensor data collection and processing

- privacy protection techniques for sensor data

- collecting and publishing of large sensor data sets

- data stream management

- complex event detection and processing

- systems issues as they relate to the main topics of the workshop

- social and people-centric sensor networks using smartphones

- adhoc and mobile sensor networks

- experiences with real-world large-scale sensor applications

- semantic sensor web

Submitted papers must not have been published or currently be under consideration for publication at another venue.

We are particularly interested in position papers, vision papers, system designs, and papers that address new challenges for sensor data management.
Furthermore, this year we are also planning to organize a special poster & demo session at DMSN.

Questions about the workshop scope should be directed to the program committee chairs at

Important Dates

Paper submission:  Mon, May 31, 2010

Notification:  Mon, Jul 26, 2010

Camera-ready copy due: Mon, Aug 09, 2010

Workshop:  Mon, Sep 13, 2010

Submission Instructions

All submissions will be handled electronically using the Conference Management System made available to us by Microsoft Research. Detailed submission    
instructions are posted on the DMSN'10 web site:

Full papers and poster/demo proposals in PDF format must be submitted by May 31st, 2010. Papers should be in the ACM Proceedings camera-ready format and must be at most 6 pages long for regular papers, and at most 2 pages long for poster/demo proposals.

Questions about the submission process should be directed to the program co-chairs at:

Workshop format

Our goal is to bridge communities by bringing together interested researchers from different communities to identify future research challenges and    
opportunities. As such, the workshop will be organized in a way to foster interaction and exchange of ideas among the participants. We expect to have    
longer than usual question-and-answer periods after paper presentations, one keynote speech, and an interactive poster & demo session.


General Chairs
Mario A. Nascimento
University of Alberta, Canada
Nesime Tatbul
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Program Chairs
Wang-Chien Lee
Pennsylvania State University, USA
Demetris Zeinalipour
University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Publicity Chair

Olga Papaemmanouil
Brandeis University, USA

Steering Committee
Yanlei Diao
University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Christian S. Jensen
Aarhus University, Denmark
Alexandros Labrinidis
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Samuel R. Madden
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

PC Committee

Karl Aberer

EPF Lausanne, Switzerland
Magdalena Balazinska

University of Washington, USA
Erik Buchmann

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Ugur Cetintemel

Brown University, USA
Lei Chen

HKUST, Hong Kong
Panos K. Chrysanthis

University of Pittsburgh, USA
Yanlei Diao

University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Alvaro A. A. Fernandes

University of Manchester, UK
Lin Gu

HKUST, Hong Kong
Takahiro Hara

Osaka University, Japan
Wei Hong

Arch Rock Corporation, USA
Christian S. Jensen

Aalborg University, Denmark
Vana Kalogeraki

AUEB, Greece
Yiannis Kotidis

AUEB, Greece
Philip Levis

Stanford University, USA
Samuel R. Madden

Sebastian Michel

Saarland University, Germany
Gail Mitchell

Mohamed Mokbel

University of Minnesota, USA
Rene Mueller

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Suman Nath

Microsoft Research Redmond, USA
Ioanis Nikolaidis

University of Alberta, Canada
Olga Papaemmanouil
Brandeis University, USA
Kai-Uwe Sattler

TU Ilmenau, Germany
Adam Silberstein

Yahoo! Research, USA
Kian-Lee Tan

NUS, Singapore
Xueyan Tang

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Nesime Tatbul

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Goce Trajcevski

Northwestern University, USA
Matt Welsh

Harvard University, USA
Jianliang Xu

Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Jun Yang

Duke University, USA